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Collectible canes with figural handles, often made from bone, ivory or precious metals and inlaid with jewels, were a sign of status in the 1800s. Now, canes like this one from 1895 with an owl’s head handle are coveted by many collectors. See more beautiful examples and prices.
The design of many everyday 20th-century items such as shavers, clocks and radios was inspired by the work of Dieter Rams and his colleagues at Braun, and this 1984 yellow plastic alarm clock is a good example. For more details on these items, as well as his furniture, flip to our article.
Americana arts and antiques, including country furniture, is enjoying increasing popularity. Pieces such as this American Sheraton plantation desk are still a bargain for those wishing to add well-made vintage furniture to their décor. Find more information on American country furniture.
Cartoons and comic book lovers were attracted recently to an auction of familiar character toys that included this 1935 Eugene the Jeep doll. Jeep was Popeye’s “pet.” Find more whimsical character dolls and their prices.
These decorative glass collectibles graced tables at the turn of the last century. Today, the mugs, pitchers, dishes, serving pieces and even this Holly Amber toothpick holder are wanted by collectors. Find more on Greentown glass.
A vinaigrette is a small hinged charm or container that held a scented sponge. They were made in many shapes from gold, silver, wood or bone. This knight's helmet is made of sterling silver. Follow your nose for more photos and the prices.
Movie and television props connect collectors to shows, actors and characters they loved. This brown felt hat was worn by Jed Clampett in the television show “The Beverly Hillbillies.” It was sold with perfect documentation. The new owner could wear it or display it in a collection. Check out more prices and photos.
Moorcroft Pottery has been in business for more than 120 years. The company created new luster and iridescent glazes and decorated pieces with both English and exotic flowers. This tobacco jar is part of the Alhambra line. See more photos and prices of Moorcroft pottery.
German furniture from the 20th century is selling well. Midcentury pieces like this Helmut Magg desk often feature wood veneers mixed with Formica. They may have plastic and steel. Find more photos and prices in the article.
Windup merry-go-rounds and carousels are enticing toys. Figures other than horses, like bicycles, airplanes or blimps, attract higher bids. This German example with zeppelins and children goes plink-plank as it turns. Go around to the article for more pictures and prices.